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12 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Sophie Hodges - 14 Feb 2019


If you’re scrambling to figure out what to do this Valentine’s Day, then this week’s round-up is for you. We’ve got everything from fun singles events to date night options, as well as a few non-Valentine’s Day activities for you to sink your teeth into this weekend (rosé and cheese party, anyone?). So hang onto your heart-shaped chocolates because it’s about to get rosy up in here.

All Weekend

Ego Expo

Australia’s largest Streetwear and Lifestyle Expo is back for 2019 and bringing you an even bigger program. They’ve got it all covered: exclusive ‘See-Now-Buy-Now’ Fashion Runways, dance battles and R&B and rap performances by Aussie artists, food trucks, barber shops, live tattooing, street art, customised sneakers and a whole lot more.

What: Ego Expo 2019
Where: MCEC, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf
When: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 17 February
For more info, click 

Rosé And Cheese Party At Welcome To Thornbury

It’s hard to look past a wine and cheese combo, so let’s just say this is an obvious must for your weekend. A dedicated rosé bar, 15 different types of rosé and frosé, and an abundance of cheese-related food (you can check out the full list here). Need we say more?

What: Rosé and Cheese Party
Where: Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St, Northcote
When: Saturday, 16 February to Sunday, 17 February
For more info, click 

Thursday 14 February

Bumble Single Mingle Returns To Hawker Hall

With a sell-out event last year, Bumble and Hawker Hall are teaming up again to help you find your perfect match. Not only does your ticket gain you entry, but it also covers some of Hawker Hall’s best dishes (looking at you, popcorn chicken), and could even help you find ‘the one’. Tickets are $55, and drinks will be available to purchase at the bar. Beats are curtsey of DJ CC Babcock, and yes, they will be taking love song dedications.

What: Bumble Single Mingle at Hawker Hall
Where: Hawker Hall, 98 Chapel St, Windsor
When: Thursday 14 February, 6:30 pm to 10 pm
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Valentine’s Day At Sea Life Melbourne

Take Valentine’s Day to the next level and vibe with the cute aquatic animals at Sea Life Melbourne. You’ve got three types of sea life by which you can be surrounded: sharks and rays, penguins or tropical fish. Tickets include unlimited booze and a four-course dinner.

What: Valentine’s Day at Sea Life Melbourne
Where: Sea Life Melbourne, King St
When: Thursday 14 February
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Lovers & Leashes At The Great Northern

The team at Scratch are putting on a single dog parents night called Lovers & Leashes at Melbourne’s most well-known dog-friendly drinking establishment: The Great Northern Hotel. So, you’re almost guaranteed to find your perfect match when you have your pooch right there with you in the flesh.

What: Lovers & Leashes
When: Thursday 14 February, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
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Love Song Dedications At Natural History

Natural History resident piano man Matt Ganim will be taking love song dedications at Natural History this Valentine’s Day. Bring your special someone or your favourite group of Galantines or Guylentines for a hilarious night of love, inspired by Smooth FMs Richard Mercer. Cost is $55 per person and includes a set menu and a glass of sparkling. Bookings essential.

What: Love Song Dedications at Natural History
When: Thursday 14 February, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Natural History Public Bar, 401 Collins Street
For more info, click 

Friday 15 February

The Art of Power House At Lord Somers Camp And Power House

The Art of Power House is an exhibition which celebrates Lord Somers Camp and Power House’s 90 years as an organisation, as well as the artistic talents of its members. The exhibition (which runs from 15 – 27 February) features works by Lord Somers Camp and Power House members at their Albert Park community hub. Not one to miss.

What: The Art of Power House at Lord Somers Camp and Power House
When: Friday 15 February, 5pm
Where: Lord Somers Camp and Power House, 34 Lakeside Dr, Albert Park
For more info, click 

Saturday 16 February

Pooches & Prosecco

It’s hard for us to look past any event including dogs and this one particularly speaks to us. Bring your best friend (I assume we all know I’m talking about your dog) and get down to The Ascot Lot for a day filled with food, booze and pats. The amazing team from Lost Dogs Home will be there with a bunch of cute pups to play with and possibly adopt. Food trucks for dogs and human, a Prosecco Bar, Market stalls and Doggy Beauty Bar.

What: Pooches & Prosecco at The Ascot Lot
Where: The Ascot Lot, 448-462 Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale
When: Saturday 16 February
For more info, click 

National Sustainable Living Festival

Running until February 28, the National Sustainable Living Festival has an amazing program. Worth checking out is their ‘Making Food Waste Tasty’ demonstration on this weekend. The tour begins at Queen Vic Market and finishes at the Market’s public demonstration kitchen, where you’ll be taught how to reduce your food waste and make the most of your ingredients.

What: National Sustainable Living Festival
Where: Demonstration Kitchen, Queen Victoria Market, Queen St
When: Saturday 16 February
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Botanica Collective Makers Market

Botanica Collective is bringing you another round of amazing and rare plants in 2019, including philodendron brazils, watermelon peperomia and of course all of your favourites like fiddle leaf figs and monstera. Along with the amazing plants for sale, there will be plenty of vendors, creative workshops, and more.

What: Botanica Collective Makers Market
Where: 15-17 Easey St, Collingwood
When: Saturday 16 February
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Summer In The City With Peter Yan

If you’re looking to up your art game this weekend, LUMAS is hosting a Summer In The City cocktail afternoon at their Richmond Gallery, with special attendance from LUMAS artist and award-winning photographer, Peter Yan. The afternoon will feature cocktails from Everleigh, a tasty spread, ice cream popsicles and light summer tunes.

What: Summer In The City With Peter Yan
Where: LUMAS Australia, 597 Church Street, Richmond
When: Saturday 16 February, 2pm — 5pm
For more info, click 

Sunday 17 February

Lunar New Year Lantern Festival

Celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar, Lantern Festival celebrates the end of Lunar New Year. Join in the celebration of the Lantern Festival, Queen Vic Market will be putting on a mammoth program. Get down on Sunday to enjoy amazing food, cooking demonstrations and a ton of activities.

Where: Queen Victoria Market, Queen St
When: Sunday 17 February
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